Daisy Patton is a featured artist in BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS, a biennial exhibition at the Galleries of Contemporary Art’s downtown space (GOCA121) that surveys emerging artists working along the Colorado Front Range corridor.
Patton’s work scrutinizes the lines between history and mythology, between memory and perceived experience, and between intrinsic behavior and learned tendencies. Her work explores the meaning and social conventions of families, little discussed or hidden histories, and what it is to be a person living in our contemporary world.
Deeply inspired by these subjects, Patton has many long-term projects either currently in progress or in research.
“Through various painterly alterations, she fills in the what-ifs with idiosyncratic details that make the unknown values suddenly known… how can painting over a blown-up picture of a stranger really connect you with them? In my mind, when you consider how we view the people we do know, what colors and lights we cast upon them, it’s not all that different–in fact, it seems pretty valid. We’re taking pictures and painting over them everyday of our lives, seeing what we want to see, hiding the truth, and seeing what’s not there in a fevered play at finding something out about ourselves that we knew all along. It’s all about the process, and Daisy Patton shows her process well.” –Raymundo Muñoz
She is currently in a two-year residency at RedLine, an arts organization focused on community, social justice, and arts education in Denver. Experience Patton’s work in BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS before it closes on August 29 at GOCA121.